National Health Service

Publicly funded healthcare systems within the United Kingdom

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The NHS in England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and the affiliated Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland were established together in 1948 as one of the major social reforms following the Second World War. The founding principles were that services should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery. Each service provides a comprehensive range of health services, free at the point of use for people ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, apart from dental treatment and optical care. The English NHS also requires patients to pay prescription charges with a range of exemptions from these charges.

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British American Tobacco funding Institute of Economic Affairs which has called for the NHS to be abolished, while previous funders include sugar and soft drinks..
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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A drug that can slow the effects of spinal muscular atrophy is approved for use on the NHS.
1 week ago • BBC News
A watchdog finds ÂŖ188m incorrect penalties by the NHS in England for dental treatment and prescriptions.
1 week ago • BBC News
Cash-starved NHS running 'haphazard' anti-fraud programme which could increase mental health problems and put eligible people off seeking care
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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